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night photography

Hobart at night – view from Mt Wellington

A few weeks ago I went up Mt Wellington to photograph Comet 46P Wirtanen (those pics are coming soon…). Before leaving I also took a few shots of Hobart at night viewed from on high. There was a very light mist and the stars above the city lights were stunning too. In the shot above,...Read More

Misty Mt Wellington

Here are some shots from Mt Wellington as the mist rolled in over Hobart one evening. I really like the contrast of nature in the foreground (ie the boulders and the silhouette of the trees) and the bright lights of Hobart spread out far below. Of all the shots I have to say the 5th...Read More

Night Sky & Pentax O’GPS1 Astro Tracer

While on Maria Island recently we were treated to an incredibly clear night and I decided to break out the Pentax O’GPS1 Unit and make use of its unique astro tracing function. I have posted in detail about this feature in a previous post, but in a nutshell, the feature utilises the cameras in camera...Read More

Astro Photography – Pentax K5 & Astro Tracer

I recently purchased the Pentax GPS Unit O-GPS1 for the Pentax K5, which as well as providing GPS functionality contains a rather handy little feature called “Astro Tracer”. This feature takes full advantage of the K5’s in camera shake reduction feature to literally rotate the camera’s sensor in time with the earth’s movement – as...Read More